Cluster Sound has released a free Live Pack, Rhapsody, based on the classic Elka Rhapsody 490 string synthesizer.
Here’s what they have to say about it:
Released in the 1975 by the Italian Elka, the Rhapsody 490 is a great sounding polyphonic analog string synthesizer. It has been used by artists like Jean Michel Jarre and Tangerine Dream and appears in thousands of albums from the ’70s.
THE HACK The Rhapsody 490 comes with just three sounds (Violoncello, Strings and a combination of these two sounds) characterized by a fixed distinctive chorus effect. But the unit used for this library has been equipped with a switch that allows to activate/deactivate the chorus, definitely a very useful hack!
THE PACK Rhapsody is based on 6 multi-sample recordings created by sampling the three sounds with and without the chorus effect. Rhapsody delivers 21 Live Presets (with useful macro controls) each of which consists of 49 perfectly-looped samples (each note of the 4-octave keyboard).
It’s a free download at the Cluster Sound site.
via Antonio Dilillo